|Capital:||€ 29 million|
|Born:||June 3, 1992|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of wealth:||Soccer player|
Mario Götze is a German soccer player who caused a sensation right at the beginning of his career. At the age of 24, he had already won five championships, three DFB trophies and a world championship.
During his time at Bayern Munich (2013-2016), he was one of the top earners with an annual salary of twelve million euros. Since returning to Borussia Dortmund, he has earned around eight million euros a year.
Due to its high popularity, Götze also generated considerable income as an advertising star. An advertising contract with Nike brought him fifteen million euros.
Götze is married to the model Ann-Kathrin Brömmel in 2018.
Mario Götze was born in 1992 to Astrid and Jürgen Götze in Allgäu, where he spent his early childhood. His first club was the SC Ronsberg in Ostallgäu.
After his father received a research grant in the United States, the family lived in Houston, Texas for a year and a half. In 1997 the move to Dortmund followed. Here Götze initially played for Hombrucher SV.
He then continued his career at Borussia Dortmund, where he went through all of the junior departments. With the A-Junior team, he reached the final of the DFB-Junior Club Cup as well as that of the German A-Youth Championship in 2008/09. Although Götze and his team were unable to win either of the two finals, he was honored with the golden Fritz Walter medal in the U17 age group.
In addition to football, Götze obtained his technical college entrance qualification at high school.
In the 2009/10 season, Mario Götze made his debut at the Borussia Dortmund professional team at the age of 17. He scored his first Bundesliga goal in August 2010 against VFB Stuttgart. In his first European League game in September 2010, he scored two goals for the success of Borussia in So he managed to earn a regular place in the team later in the season.
At the end of the season Götze had six goals and sixteen assists. In the following two seasons Götze won the championship with Borussia. In the 2012/13 season, he made it into the Champions League final with the BVB team.
For the 2013/14 season Götze switched to Bayern Munich for 37 million euros. He scored his first competitive goal for Munich in the Champions League group stage against Viktoria Pilsen. The first Bundesliga followed against Hertha BSC. Already on the 27th matchday, the Bavarians were determined as champions, something that no team had yet achieved. The DFB Cup also went to Munich. These successes could be repeated in the next two years.
Despite all the successes, Mario Götze was unable to secure a permanent place at Bayern due to repeated injuries, which is why he returned to Borussia Dortmund in the 2016/2017 season.
After the change, Götze had to deal with protracted injury problems, which made it difficult for him to establish himself in the starting eleven of the Borussia.
It was only in the 2018/19 season that he was able to continue his old form under coach Lucien Favre. At the end of the season, he had scored seven goals and seven assists in 26 Bundesliga games. In the championship, however, the Borussia narrowly surrendered to Bayern.
Mario Götze celebrated the greatest success in his career with the German national football team, for which he played against Sweden for the first time on November 10, 2010.
The highlight in Mario Götze’s career was the final of the 2014 World Cup against Argentina, in which he scored the crucial goal in extra time. After the game, he was honored by FIFA as “Man of the match”. His winning goal was awarded “Goal of the Year”.
“The coach said: Show the world that you are better than Messi” (Götze on the words with which the national coach Jogi Löw sent him against Argentina on the pitch)
“Sometimes you are the dog, sometimes you are the tree”
Mario Götze is the ninth youngest debutant in the history of the Bundesliga (he made his debut for Borussia Dortmund at the age of 17)
He has also been the youngest debutant in the history of the German national soccer team since Uwe Seeler (also at the age of 17)
He is also the youngest German scorer in a World Cup final (22 years old at the time)
At the age of 23, Götze was also the youngest player in the history of the Bundesliga to record 100 victories